Most of the calls we get are from homeowners who are not sure if their fireplace is safe to use or are unsure of how often they should sweep their chimney. In most situations, it is almost impossible to tell if there is dirt, damage or a leak in or around your chimney without a certified inspection.
Before anyone lights a fire in their fireplace for the first time as a homeowner or each new season, they should have it inspected for safety. The National Fire Protection Association recommends chimneys and fireplaces be inspected at least once a year to ensure that they are operating safely and effectively.
Dirt in the chimney can spark a fire when the fireplace is lit and chimney fires can even go undetected, burning slowly and causing extensive property damage that is only found upon inspection. Chimney fires can also be explosive and cause damage to your home and possibly your family members. Avoiding the dangers of a chimney fire is as easy as scheduling an annual inspection.
What’s Included in a Chimney Inspection
When you call Advanced Chimney Sweeps for a Chimney or Fireplace Inspection, we will send a technician to your home to inspect the interior and exterior of the chimney and fireplace. Our inspection will let you know if the firebox, smoke chamber, flue pipes, and caps are in good working order. If there is damage in or around the chimney we will provide you with a detailed, no-obligation estimate for free.